Clay Aiken Trashes American Idol Premiere on Twitter


Methinks a certain American Idol alum is looking for a little attention!

Clay Aiken came in second on the show in 2003. He come in second on Celebrity Apprentice in 2013 and in 2014 he lost a bid for Congress in his home state of North Carolina. All that losing must make him cranky. Or maybe thirsty for a way to re-enter the news cycle. Because, what else could account for his twitter rant, Wednesday during the Idol premiere?

Here’s what the former contestant had to say about Wednesday’s Idol premiere. Mind you, he’s tuning in because he APPEARED on the episode He and a few other Idol alums, including Taylor Hicks, Kris Allen, Ruben Studdard and Lee DeWyze stopped by auditions to help choose hopefuls during the cattle call, and offer support. The other alums either tweeted good wishes, or stayed silent.  I mean. C’mon. It’s the last season. A little chill and good will is in order at this point–especially if the show is PAYING you to appear.

Clay starts off well enough…

…but then the shade began

Dude. You admitted you haven’t watched the show in 10 years. Not exactly an expert opinion you’re offering there. Watch season 9, and come back and tell me Simon Cowell was the best thing about American Idol.

Of course the contestants from Raleigh are the most talented of all. Gotta kiss some hometown ass, in case ya’ll run for office again!

Since the show is a former shell of itself, you won’t be returning to mentor, right? *fingers crossed*

As if you care about the show. Those months spent running for office taught you how to get the media’s attention. Congrats on grabbing a few headlines. #goals.

Clay’s sudden concern is just…heartwarming. Only not.


Idol producer, Patrick Lynn, is not amused.

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